On our first two days we went around the house and the neighborhood for some building materials and met some very kind and straight forward people. A girl named Nadezhda volunteered to show some courtyards that were likely be good places to find discarded furniture. She likes to photograph Sovjet furniture to be reminded of her childhood. Andrey, the director of the local theater group picked up the materials we found with his sturdy Lada and the Gymnasium donated some cabinets.
We landed in St. Petersburg (Russia) and started a new project on the invitation of Creative Association of Curators TOK. Until Monday the 21th, we are working on furniture for the new users of Gromov’s Datcha, an abandonded summer residence filled with history. The temporary new users – a local theater group called Sintez and TOK - are planning to make the place accessible for nearby residents by organizing events. We are exited to be a part of the emergence of this development.
We are pleased that FOUNDation is invited by the Sydney based organisation Make Space for Architecture to work with them for the Sydney Architecture Festival from 1-10 november, supported by The City of Sydney.
Follow our adventures on the project website streetcamp.org and on facebook.
Our last video of the Straatlokaal project where al the houses came together and functioned a week as a new meeting place, with music food and the stories of the neigbourhoods visualized at the houses by videomapping.
Music by Eefje de Visser (remixed and produced by jacob van de water)
Rhizomatic, a project space for artistic research based in Amsterdam-North, invited us to join their project exhibition Repair! about the sustainable potential of reparation. Hein and Rikkert went strolling through the area north of the IJ river and found a batch of sauna wood at a fitness centre. They turned it into flexible street furniture for the neighbourhood. More pictures by Hein on Flickr.